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04-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By WesternWilson

Peaceandjoy raises some great issues. I like wool...

Peaceandjoy raises some great issues. I like wool batting for everything...nice drape, warm but light. And I love flannel backing for quilts as well, everyone loves that softness. The other option is...
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04-12-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By WesternWilson

Maybe mom is the one you should be consulting on...

Maybe mom is the one you should be consulting on what look she'd like, if the girls are that young!
Forum: Main
04-12-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,228
Posted By WesternWilson

All good suggestions. Just make sure the lighting...

All good suggestions. Just make sure the lighting gives you daylight range so you can see true colours.
Forum: Main
04-11-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By WesternWilson

I would frame the question differently....I would...

I would frame the question differently....I would not ask if they like their quilts as that puts them in a tight corner. I would instead say "Hey girls, do you want new quilts for your bunk beds? If...
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04-11-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By WesternWilson

Thanks all for the great information. I do love...

Thanks all for the great information. I do love the Art Gallery prints so I will give their solids a try. Like one of you mentioned I match the colour if I can without regard to which line....
Forum: Main
04-11-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By WesternWilson

Enjoy your new baby! I used a 550 for a week at...

Enjoy your new baby! I used a 550 for a week at an Empty Spools seminar at Asilomar and it sewed beautifully. The 590 should too.
Forum: Main
04-11-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By WesternWilson

I made myself the heavy piece of furniture...

I made myself the heavy piece of furniture because I had the room to set up a big, dedicated pressing station...which I love!! I can press something over 1/2 yard all at once.

I know it is not...
Forum: Main
04-10-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,156
Posted By WesternWilson

That is very clever. It is PERFECT for solids! ...

That is very clever. It is PERFECT for solids!

I have often wished solids manufacturers would offer charm packs that contain each of the solid colours in their collection so I could make useful...
Forum: Main
04-10-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,591
Posted By WesternWilson

Me too...love the geese hate the assembly, which...

Me too...love the geese hate the assembly, which is slow.

Have you tried the 4 at a time method? I do it as a leader and ender thing with a basket by the machine, and do the main assembly on...
Forum: Main
04-10-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,591
Posted By WesternWilson

I cannot resist the FQ tables, love to pick...

I cannot resist the FQ tables, love to pick through for interesting fabrics. But really they usualyl go in my scrap bins, which are sorted by colour. I pull fabric from my bins all the time, so that...
Forum: Main
04-10-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,048
Posted By WesternWilson

FWIW I hear from sources I trust that the new...

FWIW I hear from sources I trust that the new machines are not as reliable as the older Berninas. Which is a real shame as that brand has been just amazing, and it was certainly true "nothing sews...
Forum: Main
04-03-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,656
Posted By WesternWilson

Macy Baby sorry I did not see your dark pink...

Macy Baby sorry I did not see your dark pink sashing till I posted the above. Looks great but try the cornerstones in the light marbled pink, not with the lace designs. I find the lace in the...
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04-03-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,656
Posted By WesternWilson

Very pretty either way, but I'd consider a third...

Very pretty either way, but I'd consider a third option...frame the blocks with the lace but use a darker pink sashing that matches that dark pink embroidery thread in the blocks.
Forum: Main
04-03-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By WesternWilson

Given that the piecing is the star in this quilt,...

Given that the piecing is the star in this quilt, I would keep it simple in the blocks, with straight line quilting echoing the design. In the border, I would bring in a contrast, in this case a...
Forum: Main
04-03-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By WesternWilson

Like Joe's mom if I am not working from a swatch...

Like Joe's mom if I am not working from a swatch card I buy a bunch in a specific color range. I recently did a re-heavy quilt and needed to restock all my red prints. I thought I had tried to keep...
Forum: Main
04-02-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By WesternWilson

I have not used the Confetti cottons, but I do...

I have not used the Confetti cottons, but I do use that Kona swatch card a lot. I wish Kona had a set of larger swatches on a ring ie. 5" squares. It is hard to reallly see the colour on the small...
Forum: Main
04-02-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By WesternWilson

Jan I will try to do that. But maybe we could all...

Jan I will try to do that. But maybe we could all participate? How be we all take a shot at creating a block, based on the prompt below? It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with:

PROMPT...
Forum: Main
04-01-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By WesternWilson

The first set of blocks in on Instagram account...

The first set of blocks in on Instagram account "westernwilson"!
Forum: Main
04-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By WesternWilson

PS I have found that working from a prompt like...

PS I have found that working from a prompt like this has really sparked my creative juices and got me burrowing into my stash. Jeepers I have some great fabrics in there!
Forum: Main
04-01-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By WesternWilson

Recyler, here how it works: I send out a daily...

Recyler, here how it works: I send out a daily prompt, in this case to me and my friend MJ. Based on that prompt we create a single quilt block.

It is entirely up to the quilter how they want to...
Forum: Main
03-30-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,055
Posted By WesternWilson

The easiest way to push out into the colour world...

The easiest way to push out into the colour world is to use the colour wheel. If you love blue, find two other colours on the colour wheel equidistant from the blue you love...ie yellow-green and...
Forum: Main
03-30-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By WesternWilson

Even paper pieced, it is just increasing the...

Even paper pieced, it is just increasing the difficulties of construction to make such a complex block in such a small size. If you are on for that challenge, go for it!
Forum: Main
03-29-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,517
Posted By WesternWilson

When you move to a longarm you have an entirely...

When you move to a longarm you have an entirely different set of muscles controlling the path of the stitching. That takes a bit of getting used to, just like it did when you were learning to FMQ on...
Forum: Main
03-29-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,055
Posted By WesternWilson

Subdued is often more a function of lack of...

Subdued is often more a function of lack of contrast in values across a quilt face. Play with not just the colours chosen but the values they contain (see colour wheel, below).

For instance, one...
Forum: Main
03-29-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,050
Posted By WesternWilson

More this week: -the fog is thick ...

More this week:

-the fog is thick
-rockfall
-a study in blue and orange
-the garden in spring
-lanternlight
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